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Coronavirus news live: Committee chair says Harding-run test and trace ‘treated taxpayers like ATM’; Australia approves booster shot rollout

The UK’s flagship system to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 failed to achieve “its main objective,” committee says; Australians soon to get a Covid booster shot after regulator approvalCovid-19 crisis is ‘far from finished’, WHO emergency committee saysFDA backs Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for US children aged 5-11New Zealanders stranded in Australia are sailing Tasman Sea to get homePregnant women turned away from Covid vaccine clinics, experts warnChina locks down city of 4m after six...
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Australia: Update: Environment and Communications Legislation Committee recommendation a step forward for offshore renewable energy - Holding Redlich

The Committee released its report recommending that the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 should be passed.
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Committee Approves $4.7M in Funds for Vaccine Efforts

A legislative committee has approved a proposal from the state Department of Health and Human Services to use $4.7 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to boost the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
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GOP Rep. Booted Off Jan. 6 Panel Is Running a Shadow Probe

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) was kicked off the Jan. 6 Committee, but that hasn’t stopped him from asking agencies for whatever information...
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CDC advisors vote unanimously to give boosters to everyone with a J&J shot and some with Moderna. Here's how to know if you should get one.

A woman gets her Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine at a Safeway in San Rafael, California on October 1, 2021. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Advisors to the CDC voted Thursday to recommend booster shots for everyone who's had Johnson & Johnson's vaccine. The committee also recommended Moderna boosters for adults 65 and up, and said other vulnerable adults may want to get a boost too, depending on their circumstances. The CDC director will make the final call, allowing boosts to hit arm...
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Moon Knight

Can a tweet break the discourse? London's own Sunday Times tried its darnedest in early August, 2021. It postulated that the role of Tony Stark -- a.k.a. Iron Man -- could have been played by any actor in Jon Faverau's "Iron Man" and the picture would have still succeeded. Never mind that box-office mainstay Tom Cruise was attached to Iron Man before Robert Downey Jr., the question has now been raised: Could any actor have donned Shellhead's costume and made Marvel matter again?The answer is com...
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Rep. Jim Jordan says he doesn't know how many times he spoke with Trump on January 6

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Rep. Jim Jordan says he doesn't know how many times he spoke with Trump on January 6. "I don't recall the number of times. But it's not about me," he told a House panel on Wednesday. Jordan could become a material witness in the House select committee's investigation of January 6. Rep. Jim Jordan on Wednesday says he doesn't know how many conversations he had with former President Donald Trump on January 6."Of course ...
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The January 6 panel unanimously voted to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas

The January 6 House select committee voted to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt. Bannon repeated refused to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the panel's probe into the Capitol riot. "Despite what he and Trump may believe, no one is above the law," Rep. Adam Schiff said in response to the vote. Members of the House select committee investigating the events of January 6 unanimously approved on Tuesday to hold Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contemp...
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Jan. 6 Committee Makes Case For Slapping Bannon With Contempt Charges

The House Jan. 6 select committee took its first step toward holding former White House adviser Steve Bannon in contempt late Monday after he defied the panel’s subpoena demanding testimony and certain documents last week. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
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Review: 'Four Hours at the Capitol' grimly recounts events of Jan. 6

As the Jan. 6 Committee continues its work, "Four Hours at the Capitol" presents a methodical, up-close-and-personal tick-tock of the insurrection, exposing what a chaotic, strange and yes, violent day that was. Interviewing members of Congress, police and protestors/rioters, it's a visceral account of what transpired through the eyes -- and cameras -- of those swept up in the moment.
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'Four Hours at the Capitol' grimly recounts the events of Jan. 6 in a taut HBO documentary

As the Jan. 6 Committee continues its work, "Four Hours at the Capitol" presents a methodical, up-close-and-personal tick-tock of the insurrection, exposing what a chaotic, strange and yes, violent day that was. Interviewing members of Congress, police and protestors/rioters, it's a visceral account of what transpired through the eyes -- and cameras -- of those swept up in the moment.
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Capitol attack panel to weigh criminal contempt against Bannon as Trump sues – live

Committee will meet to consider whether to hold Trump’s former adviser in contempt for defying panel’s subpoenasFull story: top Trump officials face legal peril for defying subpoenasTrump files lawsuit to block release of Capitol attack recordsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailJoe Biden will hold two meetings with congressional Democrats today to discuss the negotiations over the infrastructure bill and the reconciliation package.One meeting will be with some of the mor...
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Stock markets are now addicted to stimulus - and central banks have no exit plan, Guggenheim's Scott Minerd says

Guggenheim's Scott Minerd. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Markets are hooked on economic stimulus, and central banks have no exit strategy, Scott Minerd said. "For the time being, we're just addicted to this," Guggenheim's chief investment officer said Monday. Minerd predicted US stocks could plunge 15% by the end of October. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Central banks are now playing a role they weren't designed for, and have ended up di...
Tags: US, Trends, Federal Reserve, Committee, Carl Icahn, Guggenheim, Fed, Morningstar, Milken Institute, Federal Open Markets Committee, Reuters Markets, Scott Minerd, Minerd, Shalini Nagarajan, Scott Minerd Lucy Nicholson, Michael Burry Leon Cooperman

Jan. 6 Committee chairs Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney call Trump's subpoena lawsuit 'an attempt to delay and obstruct our probe'

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi), left, listens as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) speaks during the House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 attack in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2021. Washington Metropolitan Police Department officer Michael Fanone is at center. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Members of the Jan. 6 Committee insisted they have the authority to seek White House records. Former President Donald Trump said he intends to use executive privilege to rejec...
Tags: Politics, Lawsuit, News, Mississippi, Washington Post, White House, Trends, United States, Wyoming, Washington Dc, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Cheney, Committee, Thompson

Jan. 6 Committee chairs call Trump's subpoena lawsuit 'an attempt to delay and obstruct our probe'

The chairs issued a statement in response to a lawsuit filed by former President Donald Trump's lawyers Monday in an attempt to block subpoenas.
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Trump Sues Jan. 6 Committee And National Archives In Bid To Block Probe

Former President Trump sought to cordon off conversations and records sought by the Jan. 6 Committee on Monday, suing both the panel and the National Archives in a bid to block the investigation from accessing documents from his time in the White House. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
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Trump files lawsuit against Jan 6 Committee and National Archives to block subpoenas for White House records

Former US President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on July 19, 2021. James Devaney/GC Images Lawyers for Donald Trump sued on Monday to block congressional subpoenas related to January 6. Trump claimed that he intended to use 'executive privelege' to reject subpoenas. The lawsuit calls the subpoenas by congress unconstitutional and illegal. Attorneys for Donald Trump filed a lawsuit in a Washington, DC, federal court on Monday in an attempt to block the House Select C...
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Amazon May Have Lied To Congress About Its Business Practices, Lawmakers Say

Five members of the Congressional Committee have accused Amazon's top executives of either misleading or blatantly lying to it about its business practices and said they are considering an investigation following publication of two damning reports last week. From a report: Reuters and the Markup reported last week that Amazon uses the data of third-party sellers on its platform to inform and create its private-label products. Both the outlets also noted that Amazon then gives preference to its o...
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5 lawmakers accuse Amazon executives, including Jeff Bezos, of either misleading or lying to Congress

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks via video conference during a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, July 29, 2020. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Five lawmakers asked Amazon to provide evidence its executives did not mislead Congress, per reports. Recent reporting "contradicts the sworn testimony" of executives, including Jeff Bezos, they wrote. The representatives are considering whether to refer Amazon to the Dep...
Tags: Amazon, News, Congress, India, Trends, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Committee, Reuters, Bezos, Pramila Jayapal, Andy Jassy, House Judiciary Subcommittee, Matt Gaetz

In my day the expression was: "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

That coercive line of reasoning has morphed into something even harsher, as explained by Glenn Greenwald in "Civil Liberties Are Being Trampled by Exploiting 'Insurrection' Fears. Congress's 1/6 Committee May Be the Worst Abuse Yet. Following the 9/11 script, objections to government overreach in the name of 1/6 are demonized as sympathy for terrorists. But government abuses pose the greater threat": When it comes to 1/6 and those who were at the Capitol, there is no middle ground. That playbook...
Tags: Law, Congress, Glenn Greenwald, George W Bush, 9/11, Committee, Trump, Bush, Capitol, Bush Cheney, Eldridge Cleaver, Ann Althouse, Kendi, Racial Politics, Ibram X. Kendi, Cancel Culture

Biden says he supports DOJ prosecution for those who defy subpoenas and hopes Jan. 6 Committee 'goes after them'

President Joe Biden. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Biden told reporters that he supports the prosecution of Trump allies not complying with subpoenas. Trump's legal team instructed former aides not to comply with subpoenas issued in September. All members of the Jan. 6 Committee support prosecuting the non-compliant individuals. President Joe Biden told reporters on Friday that he hopes the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the US Capit...
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Biden’s Committee Is As Effective As Punching Inanimate Objects

If this committee were in charge of figuring out student loans before they were due again, I'd be in the clear.
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Worldwide: CFIUS Halts Non-Notified Semiconductor Sale To Chinese Entity: Key Takeaways For Foreign Investment - Torres Law, PLLC

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS" or "the Committee"), under the U.S. Department of the Treasury ("Treasury"), has the authority to review for national security risks...
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Canada: Privacy Implications Of An Open Banking System In Canada - McMillan LLP

In August, Canada's Advisory Committee on Open Banking (the "Committee") released its final report (the "Final Report"), which provides the Committee's recommendations for how Canada should implement...
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Jan. 6 Panel Opens Contempt Proceedings Against Bannon

Contempt proceedings against Stephen Bannon will begin on Tuesday, the House Jan. 6 Committee announced. [Author: Josh Kovensky]
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House Capitol attack committee seeks contempt charges after Steve Bannon defies subpoena – live

Committee makes first moves to hold Trump ally in criminal contempt for defying its subpoenaDecision is expected to be unanimous to authorize a criminal referral for Bannon to the justice departmentBiden: Covid case rates, hospitalizations and deaths are down across USSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailThe attorney general, Merrick Garland, will make his first appearance before the House Judiciary Committee next week. The testimony is likely to touch on everything from a...
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Jan. 6 Committee To Seek Criminal Charges Against Steve Bannon

Bannon risks paying a fine or spending up to a year behind bars for refusing to cooperate with the panel’s demands.
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Steve Bannon's defense sent another letter to the January 6 Committee saying he and others will not cooperate

Steve Bannon at Trump Tower in New York. AP Photo/ Evan Vucci Steve Bannon is doubling down on rejecting January 6 Committee subpoenas. Attorney Robert J. Costello sent another letter on Wednesday saying that his client will not comply. Trump's legal team instructed the president's former aides not to comply with the subpoenas. Steve Bannon's defense team sent another letter to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol, maintaining that he...
Tags: Politics, New York, Trends, Joe Biden, National Archives, Committee, Trump, Trump Tower, House Select Committee, Bennie Thompson, Patel, Meadows, Bannon, US Capitol, Liz Cheney, John Santucci

US stocks rise as investors digest Fed minutes showing tapering on track for November

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid US stocks closed mixed as investors digested Fed meeting minutes showing tapering asset purchases is on track to begin in November. CPI rose 0.4% in September, exceeding the median forecast of a 0.3% gain. Oil prices slipped while gold rose. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stocks ended higher on Wednesday as investors digested minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting in September, which showed centr...
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Trump is reportedly close to selling his Washington DC hotel for more than $370 million

The Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images Former President Trump is reportedly close to selling his Washington DC hotel for over $370 million. Miami-based investment firm CGI Merchant Group is looking to buy it, the Wall Street Journal said. It's the same hotel that lost over $73 million between 2016 and 2020. Former President Donald Trump is close to selling his luxury hotel in Washington DC for more than $370 million, the Wall Street Journal re...
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